Originally Posted by Clint
Most people like NO-Xplode over NOXCG3 and it's much cheaper so I would go get the following:
* Some 100% Creatine Monohydrate - Creapure
is the very highly regarded but any brand would work
* Some Glutamine if you want - It's cheap as hell and any brand would work but instead of this you might want to get some BCAAs
I dunno what your workout looks like but the 5X5 routine in the stickied FAQ is a good comprimise of plenty of strength with some mass. As for the pushups they probably aren't hurting anything but for your goals they aren't really helping much either. Try Burpees instead.
Yes I was looking at the 5x5, it looks effective. I do the Burpees in my regular workouts (A similar drill to what you posted, I do the drill before I hit the weights).
Thanks for the tips.
Originally Posted by dudefella
Xyience stuff is all a waste of money. Much better products out there.
Honestly, you don't need any supplements beyond the basics. Protein, multivitamin, and creatine (if you want... I don't usually bother). After that, eat, eat EAT. Take whatever money you're wasting on the xyience garbage and go to the grocery store. Your goal is 15lb... no problem. Eat 5500-6500 calories a day (clean calories; chicken, sweet potatoes etc), train properly, and get enough rest. Shouldn't take too long.
Now.. why the fuck are you doing 400 pushups? If you want to put on some mass, that's a huge waste of time, and very counter-productive. Low reps, high weight. Pyramids work best for me. ie, for deadlifts I'd do something like: 180x10, 270x5, 310x5, 360x5, 400x5. I do that so I can get the closest to my max, and have my muscles loose and warm so there's little chance of injury. If you want to put on mass, concentrate on compound lifts. Bench press, deadlifts, bent rows, powercleans (and clean & press), squats.
I don't do the pushups for mass, just strength (I do them all on an incline). I am not looking to add a ton of mass, just some mass and a ton of strength. basically look "in shape" as I do now but be incredibly strong without compromising mobility and agility so while I do want the assistance of supplements, I am not looking to overdue it.
My 4 day workout routine is a pyramid routine. Though I am goignt o scrap it for a month and do the 5x5 pyramid routine and take it from there and add some other stuff to it if I am getting better results than what I am doing now.
As far as eating I eat pretty healthy now, lots of raw veggies, fruits, and chicken breast and I do not eat fast food though I do eat at restaurants maybe once per week which maybe I should cut it to once every 2 weeks. I substitute chips with pretzels and that is basically the only junk food I eat other than an occasional granola bar.